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Francis Albarede

Wiess Visiting Professor


Francis.Albarede@ens-lyon.fr
website
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Keywords:

geochemistry, petrology, cosmochemistry


Research Summary:

Francis is an isotope geochemist with wide interests, such as planetary differentiation, cosmochemistry, geochemical modeling, biogeochemistry, medicine, geodynamics and geo-archaeology.

John B. Anderson

Maurice Ewing Professor of Oceanography


(713) 348-4884
johna@rice.edu
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Keywords:

sedimentology, marine geology, cryosphere studies


Research Summary:

John, a sedimentologist, splits his time between studying fluvial and coastal processes in the Gulf of Mexico and the geological record of ice sheet movements in Antarctica, all in the context of Global Climate Change.

Janne Blichert-Toft

Wiess Visiting Professor


jblicher@ens-lyon.fr
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Keywords:

geochemistry


Research Summary:

Janne is an isotope geochemisty interested in planetary differentiation, the origin and evolution of continents, and cosmochemistry.

Rajdeep Dasgupta

Professor


Room Number: 223
713-348-2664
Rajdeep.Dasgupta@rice.edu
website
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Keywords:

experimental petrology, geochemistry, mantle processes, magmatic processes, planetary differentiation, deep volatile cycles


Research Summary:

Raj is an experimental petrologist, who simulates the conditions of the deep Earth and planets in the lab to investigate how planets differentiate and how fluids and volatiles cycle from the interiors to the atmospheres.

Maarten V. de Hoop

Simons Chair And Professor Of CAAM And Earth Science


Room Number: 2036 Duncan Hall
713-348-5723
mdehoop@rice.edu
website

Keywords:

seismology, geophysics, modeling


Research Summary:

inverse problems and microlocal analysis, and applications in exploration
seismology, global seismology, and geodynamics

Gerald Dickens

Professor


(713) 348-5130
jerry@rice.edu
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Keywords:

paleooceanography, marine geology, stratigraphy


Research Summary:

Jerry is a chemist and oceanographer who combines these interests to look at a range of topics, mostly in sediments and sedimentary rocks.

André W. Droxler

Professor


Room Number: K. Wiess Geol. Lab. 205
(713) 240-6518 or (713) 348-4885
andre@rice.edu
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Keywords:

carbonate sedimentology, reef and carbonate evolution through time, climate and sea level change.


Research Summary:

André is a carbonate sedimentologist, marine geologist, and paleo-oceanographer with interests in past ocean, and sea-level changes. He is an expert on reefs and carbonate platforms from the Cambrian to the Holocene .

Melodie E. French

Assistant Professor


Room Number: 203
(713) 348-5088
mefrench@rice.edu
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Keywords:

structural geology, rock deformation, rheology, fault zones, earthquake physics


Research Summary:

Melodie studies the material and hydrologic properties of fault rocks using techniques from experimental rock deformation and structural geology.

Helge Gonnermann

Associate Professor


Room Number: 219
(713) 348-6263
helge@rice.edu
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Keywords:

physical volcanology, fluid dynamics, geodynamics


Research Summary:

Helge is a fluid dynamicist who uses modeling, field observations, and analog laboratory experiments to develop quantitative models describing the movement of magmas and volcanic eruptions.

Richard G. Gordon

Keck Professor of Geophysics


Room Number: 225
(713) 348-5279
rgg@rice.edu
website
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Keywords:

tectonophysics, paleomagnetism, space geodesy, marine geophysics, geodynamics


Research Summary:

Richard investigates plate motion and deformation of the lithosphere through analysis of marine geophysical, paleomagnetic, and space geodetic data and through analytical, numerical, and laboratory modeling.

Pedram Hassanzadeh

Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering


Room Number: MEB 222
(713) 348-5259
pedram@rice.edu
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Keywords:

atmosphere, climate, weather extreme, planetary, geophysics, fluid dynamics, environment


Research Summary:

atmospheric and climate dynamics, extreme weather events, geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics, environmental science, planetary science

Andrea Isella

Assistant professor Department of Physics and Astronomy


(713) 348-5491
isella@rice.edu
website
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Keywords:

astronomy, planetary, planet formation, stars


Research Summary:

Astronomy: planet formation and circumstellar disks

Cin-Ty A. Lee

Professor and Department Chair


Room Number: 324
(281) 250-3606
ctlee@rice.edu
website
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CV
Featured Publication / Poster

Keywords:

geochemistry, petrology, geochronology, geodynamics, volcanology, mass spectrometry


Research Summary:

Cin-Ty us petrology, geochemistry, geochronology and geodynamics to investigate the dynamic and compositional evolution of the Earth's interior and crust and how the solid Earth interacts with the oceans and atmospheres.

Adrian Lenardic

Professor


(713) 348-4883
ajns@rice.edu
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Keywords:

geodynamics, geophysics, planetary


Research Summary:

Adrian is a fluid dynamicist who works on planetary thermal evolution, mantle convection, dynamics of continent formation and evolution, and interactions between planetary atmospheres and their deep interiors.

Alan Levander

Carey Croneis Professor


(713) 348-6064
alan@rice.edu
website
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Keywords:

seismology, geophysics, structural seismology, structure of crust and lithosphere


Research Summary:

Alan combines theory with active and passive source seismology to explore the structure of continents and the Earth's upper mantle. He also works on exploration and environmental geophysics.

Carrie A. Masiello

Professor


(713) 348-5234
masiello@rice.edu
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Keywords:

biogeochemistry, soil sustainability, carbon, nitrogen, water cycling


Research Summary:

Carrie studies the storage and transport dynamics of carbon in rivers and soils. She is investigating biochar carbon sequestration and developing new methods for real time interrogation of microbial processes in soils.

Julia K. Morgan

Professor


Room Number: KWGL 315
(713) 348-6330
morganj@rice.edu
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Keywords:

geomechanics, structural geology, tectonics, discrete element method


Research Summary:

Juli combines geomechanics, structural geology, and discrete numerical modeling in the study of mountain building, volcano deformation and landsliding in marine, terrestrial and planetary systems.

Jeff Nittrouer

Assistant Professor


Room Number: 221
+1 (713) 348 4886
nittrouer@rice.edu
website
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2012-
Keywords:

geomorphology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, basin analysis, coastal systems


Research Summary:

A geomorphologist, Jeff uses field observations and geophysical modeling to examine dynamics of rivers, deltas, and coastlines, to evaluate morphodynamics and stratigraphy of modern and ancient sedimentary systems.

Fenglin Niu

Professor


Room Number: 316
(713)348-4122
niu@rice.edu
website
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Keywords:

Seismology


Research Summary:

Fenglin, a seismologist, is interested in Earth's structure, from the inner core to the crust to sedimentary basins. He is also developing methods to quantify changes in rock properties before and after earthquakes.

Dale S. Sawyer

Professor


Room Number: KWG 313
(713) 348-5106
dale@rice.edu
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Keywords:

marine geophysics, tectonophysics


Research Summary:

Dale is a tectonophysicist that brings together active source seismology, geodynamic modeling, and remote-sensing to investigate the structure and evolution of the crust and sedimentary basins.

William Symes

Noah Harding Professor (Computational and Applied Mathematics), Professor (Earth Science)


Room Number: Duncan Hall 2009
(713) 348-5997
symes@rice.edu
website

Keywords:

Inverse problems, computational geophysics, software engineering


Research Summary:

computational methods for simulation and inverse problems in geophysics, mathematical and numerical analysis of partial differential equations governing wave propagation, software for simulation and optimization.

Mark A. Torres

Assistant Professor (starting Fall 2017)


mtorres@caltech.edu
website
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Keywords:

low-temperature geochemistry, geobiology, surface processes


Research Summary:

Mark is a biogeochemist that studies chemical weathering, organic carbon burial, and microbe-mineral interactions.

Laurence Y. Yeung

Assistant Professor


Room Number: 321
(713) 348-6304
lyeung@rice.edu
website
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Keywords:

Stable isotopes, clumped isotopes, atmospheric chemistry, chemical oceanography, oxygen


Research Summary:

Laurence is an expert on clumped isotope geochemistry and mass spectrometry, using these tools to explore the mechanisms and timescales of atmospheric mixing, ocean-atmosphere exchange, and biogeochemical processes.

Colin Zelt

Professor


713-348-4757
czelt@rice.edu
website
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Keywords:

seismology, inverse methods, near-surface geophysics


Research Summary:

Colin is an applied seismologist who develops modeling and inverse methods for controlled-source seismic data, focused primarily on near-surface environmental and engineering studies, but also interested in exploration and tectonic studies.